If we believe that the Lord’s return is foundational to understanding history and not just the crazed notions of a lunatic fringe, we will need to be mindful of what is coming.

2 Peter 3:10-14
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 
12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its’ coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

When manufacturers discover that their product may be defective, they recall it so they can replace the part that is not working properly.  Sometimes our theology and doctrines don’t work properly, so we hold them at arm’s length.  We need a recall on our beliefs when they fail to meet the manufacturer’s requirements.

If your ideas about the End Times come mostly from Christian television or social media, may I suggest that there is a recall?  You need to go back and study the Scriptures for yourself.  See what the manufacturer has specified.

We are a people that live our lives in one direction. We are forward thinkers who anticipate the Kingdom of God being fully realized in a renovated planet. We join all the generations that have preceded us in the hope of resurrection and judgment.

John wrote that this hope has a cleansing effect on us.

1 John 3:
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Have you held this truth at arm’s length? It is time to hug the truth and let it sink deep into your heart.


Frank Prindler said…
Thanks for this message. You are right, Christ's imminent return is everything.